Events

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Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Register by January 22

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+)
Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.

Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for craft only - program prior to craft does not require registration (ages 14+)
Create a unique wearable work of art with acrylic “clay” as a set of earrings, a necklace pedant or a brooch. Learn about some of our beautiful and essential native plants as you craft your jewelry from one of many basic flower shapes...Flowering Dogwood, Sunflower, Wild Ginger, and more.

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, February 15, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other Friday.

Register by February 1

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by February 1

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Missouri River Bird Observatory staff and Burr Oak Woods partner in an on-going project to identify and track the birds that come to our feeders each winter. From the resident chickadees and cardinals to the migrating juncos and sparrows, we capture, apply colored bands, and release these fascinating creatures. Once banded and recorded, you will be able to track individual birds through this and future seasons. This program is weather permitting.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Missouri is home to seven species of head banging woodpeckers that use our trees for homes as well as food sources. Come and learn about our sharp billed, feathered friends and how to attract them to your backyard. Make a woodpecker feeder and some home-made suet to take home and serve a healthy snack to those hungry headbangers. Kids can make a woodpecker hat to show their appreciation for our hard headed birds.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Take a break from winter with the Burroughs Audubon Society and learn about conservation out west! Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will cover current and historical efforts to conserve southern Utah's canyon country and screen Wild Utah - a short film documenting citizen efforts to conserve public lands in the area. These areas contain the largest concentration of intact Native American archeological sites in the United States. Light refreshments will be served from 6-7 p.m. and Clayton will be on hand to visit with guests. Bring a friend!

Register by February 6

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by February 8

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
As you explore outdoors, have you ever come across an animal skull? A skull will give you all the evidence you need to identify which animal it came from. Teeth, eye sockets, and even the overall shape of a skull can provide great clues. Come on in and use new skills to identify the skulls of a few of Missouri’s wild animals.

Register by February 11

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by February 12

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Tis’ the season for those coats of ours, but what about Missouri’s wildlife? Did you know some animals grow their own winter coats? Some of them even change color! Join us to find out how some animals use their fur to adapt to Missouri’s harsh winters. Brief trip outside, dress for the weather. Registration required for youngster attending only.

Register by February 12

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Tis’ the season for those coats of ours, but what about Missouri’s wildlife? Did you know some animals grow their own winter coats? Some of them even change color! Join us to find out how some animals use their fur to adapt to Missouri’s harsh winters. Brief trip outside, dress for the weather.

Register by February 13

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (families with children 6+)
Who’s been walking through my backyard? The tracks and other signs animals leave behind can tell us many things about them. Join us as we learn how to tell who has been in your neighborhood and where they might be going. Dress to be outside for this program. Registration required for all family members attending.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Woodcraft is defined as knowledge of the woods, especially in reference to camping, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. Join us to lean how to light a campfire, swing an axe to split firewood and tap a backyard tree for syrup. Spend the day mastering these useful outdoor basics and others. Learn about the bounty of beavers an how the presettlement fur industry shaped our history. Properly prepared beaver meat tastes like roast beef. Stop by for a sample! There will also be kid's crafts and maple syrup tasting for the whole family.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Owls have incredible adaptations that make them perfect nocturnal hunters. Join us as we learn about these amazing birds. We will find out Who lives here and learn their calls, and even dissect some owl pellets.

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